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the cia and foreign intelligence agencies not only the bomb according to "the new york times" but also the information that helped the cia carry out a drone strike against the top al qaeda operative. now, we don't have the name or nationality of the double agent and this of course is a highly sensitive situation. so we want to be careful about what we say, but some extraordinary details have already been leaked out to a number of publications. "the new york times" reports the bomb itself was sewn into underwear so that it would have been difficult to detect. even in a patdown. undoubtedly could have brought down a plane according to a senior american official. the congressman peter king of new york is the chairman of the committee and again, there's a lot that cannot be discussed so we're leaving it up to the experts to tell us what they can. congressman king, the would be bomber is a double agent. what can you tell us about him? >> i can't tell you very much at all.
i have been briefed on this and this is not declassified by the cia or the administration. it's really to me unfortunate that this has gotten out because this could interfere with operations overseas. i'm sorry to do this i can't comment on any of the details. i know what's out there. i know it's being reported. i also was at a briefing this afternoon with top officials. there's a really great concern that this got out. this is -- my understanding is a major investigation is going to be launched because of this. >> you were also briefed yesterday, we talked to you yesterday about what details you could say. are there any new details that you can say? >> i don't believe so. anderson, i hate to do this to you. yesterday i did say to you that i was told and i could sayed -- say yesterday that the alleged bomber was of concern to us and now a different interpretation could be put into this from what was said tonight. i'd be surprised if you find
anyone confirming this on the record. by tomorrow the next or day could be a different story. this is one of the most sophisticated and successful intelligence operations that i have been aware of. i have never seen anything so tightly held. it was held as close as anything i have ever seen. that's why the leak went it broke i guess about a week ago put a lot of risk including human lives. and even now the fact that it's coming out can be dangerous. >> congressman peter king, thank you. joining us now is a former cia officer, bob bear and fran townsend and a former fbi special agent and author of the book "the black banners and the inside story of 9/11." fran, what are your hearing and what are you feeling okay about saying? >> well, look, congressman king is right.
it makes it much more difficult for law enforcement and intelligence to determine were there others ebesides the inform end they did control who volunteered to take a bomb and did the bomb maker in yemen presumably -- presumably it's al siri did he make more than one? al qaeda's m.o. is to plan for multiple simultaneous attacks so it's odd if they had one bomber and one bomb. when the congressman says it puts everyone at risk it makes it harder to find out. we don't know if there are more bombers or more bombs out there. >> the sources have been talking to the new york times who broke the story a few hours ago and also other news organizations which had the story days ago. >> right. >> and have been holding on to it.
>> that's exactly right. so once it began to come out, then sources are willing -- they don't feel as though they're betraying the secret, right? they just believe they're confirming something you already know sources have said as you've reported the informant was the source of the information that led to the drone strike, in the operationing -- the head of the operations in the arabian peninsula and it's their way of getting their hands on, because cia working with saudi intelligence controlled this informant. that's the reason we got the device and the fbi is able to use their bomb detect facility to go through it. is it the same substance that was used in the past? have they fixed the detonation device, because that's the thing in the underwear bomber that failed. and caused it not to detonate. so those sorts of things will be incredibly important for them one, to understand this plot and two, understand the sophistication of the bomb maker, and three, to release
enough information to allow scribers to know what exactly are they looking for. i'm told that there's a real debate now whether or not they'll release the photos of the device which you typically would consider doing so that screeners new had a picture of what they're looking for. >> "the new york times" account i read says this is a new type of underwear bomb with actually two types of detonators that with the detroit underwear bomber there was only one type that failed. this now has two types which would be basically showing that the enemy again is a learning enemy and learned from their mistakes in the past. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> talk about how the cia works with a double agent like this. i mean is it possible the agent didn't even know he was helping the united states? >> no, you want to get control of these guys. what they did was recreated him and ran him back into the group, and indeed if that was the group.
this is a classic intelligence operation and frankly it's brilliant. you know, controlling one of these guys, getting them to the meeting. turning the bomb over, getting a copy of it. and the guy going and figuring out how many more are out there. of course that's the big question, was there just one or multiple bombs? that's why all these leaks it's not the way you want to go. because, you know, i can read between the lines and the administration is worried there's more out there. i think it's unfortunate this was leaked because this is a source and they're really hard to come by. i have seen a couple of these in my career. it's a brilliant operation and they did a great job. >> is it possible also that they sent somebody in rather than turn somebody who was already there? >> either way, you know, whether they found a cousin or somebody like that and ran him in to the group or he was already there and they intercepted them, you
know, in sort of a cold meeting and pitched him. i can't tell you the details, aren't out there. >> right. >> but the point is getting control of one of these in a group, ready to commit suicide, is really, really tough. >> you know a lot about yemen. you investigated the "uss cole" bombing, interrogated terror suspects from there. what do you make of the details that are known that you can comment on? >> i think it's a phenomenal success and we have to basically congratulate the cia for doing it. i hope to be honest with you, for many years we don't know what happened. because there are sources and methods because this is saving the airlines from being blown up. i think it is very immaturish for people to leak -- >> why does somebody leak this? if this is -- assuming that people what leaked this have direct knowledge of the operation, people who are in the law enforcement community or in the intelligence community, why would they leak it?
>> i agree with what representative king said and i think they should have an investigation about this. i did undercover in entirely related cases and i know how dangerous it is. when you're with a group and they can kill you in a second if they know that you're a federal agent or you're a source for the government. it is very dangerous. and you have to keep your eye on the ball and you have to go back to your family. so doing something like this for any reason, even if just to make the american people happy that we're winning against al qaeda is very selfish in so many different ways. >> because, fran, to your point, these operations have multiple arms to have them and it's not just initially one attack. >> no, that's right. this is a particularly poignant victory for the cia. remember, it was the coast bombing where they were -- where there was a double agent used against them, goes on to a forward operating base in afghanistan and kills a whole bunch of cia officers because a double agent was used against
them. the notion of having a double agent against al qaeda is a particularly satisfying victory for them. >> bob, you said in your career in the cia, you worked on devices, on bombs. what can you say about that? >> well, the cia has a long history of going after the airplane bombs and frankly they're the best in the government. they have a facility where they remake these things. when i was in beirut, we were coming across suitcases where groups there were putting -- in the walls the samsonite suitcases and putting in the devices. >> so it's been around for a long time? >> it's one of the most dangerous explosive to use against air planes. we'll get the guys to show us how they did it, and they were heroin smugglers and they switched over for the terrorist groups and put in petn. i we tested there. it's complicated making these things.
and the fact that these have been reintroduce into this milieu again is what's so dangerous because, you know, as we have said the other night as fran said, one of the things are going to get through. and unless we keep going the way we are with these operations. >> we tried to be as responsible as we can in reporting that and we wanted to have three who had direct experience in all these things. i appreciate the sensitivity of it. thank you. coming up, voters in north carolina deciding the fate of the amendment banning same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships. a pastor in north carolina has been encouraging the members of his church to vote for the ban and he encouraged parents to quote punch their sons if they show effeminate behavior and dads should crack -- his words -- their son's limp wrist. he's back tracking on that, but only somewhat in an interview with david mattingly.
>> what would you say? >> i would say straighten that wrist. >> he also claims when he said to punch their sons, he didn't actually punch. we'll hear more from that pastor when we continue. [ camera clicks ] ♪ it's hard to resist the craveable nature of a nature valley sweet & salty nut bar. i get my cancer medications through the mail. now washington, they're looking at shutting down post offices coast to coast. closing plants is not the answer. they want to cut 100,000 jobs. it's gonna cost us more, and the service is gonna be less. we could lose clientele because of increased mailing times. the ripple effect is going to be devastating. congress created the problem. and if our legislators get on the ball, they can make the right decisions.
an end to senator dick lugar's 36 years in the senate. earlier, lugar urged both parties to come together. >> we are experiencing deep political divisions in our society right now and they have stalemated progress in critical areas. but these divisions are not insurmountable. i believe that people of goodwill regardless of party can work together for the benefit of our country. >> a lot of raw politics to get to tonight. i'm joined by ari fleischer, and erick erickson. you came out last year supporting senator lugar's challenger a at time when he was done by 20 points or more. how did the senator lose? >> well, there are a couple of things, remember, it wasn't just tea party activists, it was about two thirds of the
republicans asking murdoch to run, but others asking him to run. and dick lugar doesn't live in indiana anymore. he grew out of touch with indiana. he completely lost touch with indiana. the tea party saw an opportunity to pick up a seat and move it to the right. they did with richard mourdock. >> ari, any larger lessons in the defeat? >> i think eric nailed it. i'm married to a hoosier. this is the problem when you live in washington for so long, you forget who elected you. he didn't return home often enough. and sends a signal. when two-thirds of the establishment turn against you from the very beginning of the campaign, that really shows you have been away too long. less ideology, much more an older statesman who got out of touch. >> cornell, do you see it that way?
>> we see the tea party taking over the republican party and from the outside looking in, i think most americans look at this and say, you know, here's a party that increasingly moderates and people who want to compromise aren't welcome in. lugar barely had a challenge last time in indiana. he's been -- he's someone who won that seat convincingly. i mean, that sat now moves from a seat that democrats was not in the top tier with democrats to a seat that democrats are certainly targeting now because you have moved a moderate middle of the road republican out of that seat and in a state like indiana where all of a sudden democrats on the senate side probably have a fairly good shot of taking that senate seat. but the tea party in this way is absolutely not helping the republican party. >> eric, you say he lost -- >> cornell -- >> i'm sorry, ari, go ahead. you said he lost touch with indiana, but he's part of it -- he was willing to compromise with democrats?
>> you know, for the tea party for a degree it was. it was on spending issues more than anything. he was willing to compromise too much for the tea party. again, two-thirds of the establishment republican party county chairman and state-wide committee wanted someone new. unfortunately for politicians on both sides of the aisle sometimes they don't know when it's time to retire. but, you know, to cornell's point this being a moderate moving to the conservative tea party taking over and things like that, richard lugar couldn't vote in his own county for a while until he had to appeal the decision because he hasn't lived there. this is what the democrats were saying in 2010, the american public wouldn't go along with the tea party and now they control a lot of the state houses and the governor's mansions. >> look at what we're getting from that. stuff like in north carolina where gay rights and abortion and tax on health care is front and center when you came into office -- >> we had that in california. >> we haven't seen the
republicans act at all on the economy and the deficit. we have seen the social issues brung front and center. that's why the tea party has an unfavorable the way it was. it was a false bill of goods. >> ari? >> this is comical. this was the same group that was attacking republicans for trying to do something about pensions that were bankrupting the nation in wisconsin and ohio. look, the tea party has been a healthy injection of the republican party. it's brought the republicans back. to do something to save this country and our children from debt. don't overread that was the influence in indiana. if that was, i'd be proud to say that, i'd be happy to say that. it wasn't the case in indiana. but i loved democrats to spend money in indiana and waste it on trying to take that seat. it won't happen. not in indiana. >> we have to leave it there. ari, cornell, eric, thanks. we have a lot to cover tonight. the battle over a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in north carolina has led to some strong rhetoric. evangelical billy graham said
the bible's message is clear. perhaps the most startling comments come from pastor in fayetteville. pastor sean harris said he was trying to communicate the truth of the world of god concerning marriage when he said dads should give a good punch to their boys if they show signs of effeminate behavior and crack their limp wrists. listen. >> so your little sons start to act a little girlish when he's 4 years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, get off that dress and get outside and dig a ditch because that's what boys do, you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to youtube and everybody laughs about it. and next thing you know this dude, this kid, is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed!
can i make it any clearer? dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. man up. give him a good punch. okay? you're not going to act like that. you were made by god to be a male and you're going to be a male. >> after harris' sermon went viral online he sort of apologized. >> i should not have said what i said about cracking or punching in a -- and a particular bias toward outward attraction toward girls nor should i have used the words special dispensation. i did not say that children should be squashed. i have never suggested children or those in the lgbt lifestyle should be beaten, punched, abused either physically or psychologically in any form or fashion.
>> well, harris says right there he never suggested children in what he called the quote the lgbt lifestyle be beaten or punched. that however is not true. he not only suggested it but said it flat out. you heard him. he said give him a good punch. he -- we asked him to come on the program tonight. he said no. but he did agree to sit down with cnn's david mattingly after delivering his sermon on sunday. >> give him a good punch. crack that wrist. >> right. >> what exactly were you telling your congregation to do here? >> i was telling them in strong words that we're not careful, you know, what did i learn this week? be more careful with your words. >> those words sparked a national barrage of harsh online criticism. harris says he became the target of angry, hateful messages filled with profanity and multiple death threats after telling parents how to deal with children and effeminate behavior. what would you have said
differently? >> i would have said straighten, straighten that wrist. >> what about the punch remark? >> it's incredible how punch has been equated to inciting violence against gay youth. that's not what i meant. >> what did you mean? >> a shove, an affirmation. you see coaches give their players a good punch, a good slug. it's a way of affirming the gender distinctions between a male and a female. >> harris preaches a biblical interpretation that homosexuality is a choice, a sinful behavior. anyone looking for a sweeping apology will be disappointed. >> i was apologizing for my failure to say the right thing, to be more careful, to make sure that no one thinks that sean harris is suggesting as was said although i never said this beat
the gay out of children. those weren't my words. i don't believe there's such a thing as gay children. so i wasn't saying that. i was instructing parents the affirm the manhood or the womanhood in their children. >> is there anything else you'd like to apologize for? >> no, i don't think i need to apologize for preaching to my word what the word of god says. >> on this sunday, police keep watch outside the church. demonstrators are kept at a distance. the protesters are down here over 100 yards away from the church. they were granted a permit to say what they needed to say at this intersection. and the complaints they have are not just about the words that the pastor had in his service last sunday. >> crack that wrist, punch him if he's gay, i give you
permission to do it is what he was saying and they were laughing. nobody said wait a minute. >> there was laughter and i heard a few amens in the recording. >> they knew what i meant. they knew i wasn't advocating violence against the youth and gays and lesbians. >> these members tell me harris has nothing to apologize for. >> he's always -- he always has a little levity. that's why we all laugh. because we know our pastor. >> we know there's no way then that he was advocating violence and that's why no one walked out. >> i don't think he needs to change his words at all. >> yet, when your words go outside of this church and on the internet they sound hateful to some people. >> i know they did. i listened to them myself and i thought is that what you meant? of course not. >> but don't expect to see any changes at the berean baptist church. pastor sean harris' sermons will
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are believed to be with them. mayes may have cut their hair. the manhunt is now focused on union county, mississippi, where the girl's mother and one sister were found dead. jo ann bain and adrienne were discovered in a home linked to mayes. he is said to be a long-time family friend of the bains. they have arrested his mother and ex-wife. martin savage joins me now. what's the latest on the search for the two girls? >> i think the biggest development has to be the arrests that were made or announced today of the wife or ex-wife, depends on who you talk to, of adam mayes. 31-year-old theresa. she apparently has confessed to authorities that she drove in essence the get away car that transported the bain family
across state lines from tennessee where they were abducted to mississippi. the other person who was arrested was mayes 65-year-old mother and she told the authorities on the day that the bain family disappeared she saw her son in her yard digging and of course in her yard over the weekend that the shallow graves and bodies were found of jo ann bain and her eldest daughter. >> any leads on where adam is? >> there's a lot of questions about where he could be, but right now it seems by watching the actions of law enforcement, both on the federal and local level, that they are focused right around gun town that is where he lived in northern mississippi. it appears they do not think at this point that he's gone far away. alerts have been spread across the country. but the primary focus and man power and there are several hundred police officers and various federal and local agencies that are involved here. more than a dozen. they all seem to be focused there in northern mississippi so
perhaps he's gone to ground somewhere else. >> police believe the girls are with him? >> they do. they believe they're alive. they won't tell us why they believe the 8-year-old and the 12-year-old are alive. they say their appearances are altered, it's possible their hair has been cut or their hair has been dyed. they also believe that adam mayes has done the same thing to himself. they have a photograph that authorities have put out that showed him in an altered perspective. they believe this is his way to stay on the run. >> what do you know about adam mayes is and the bain family? >> they had a relationship, meaning mayes and the bain family for years. and a close one. and a very good one. you know, the girls would stay at his place and he would go on trips with the family. it seemed that they got on very well, but something happened in
the realm of 11 days ago where these has gone from two close families to something very horrific. >> martin savage, appreciate the latest. thanks. >> you're welcome. bobby booth is adam mayes' sister law. i spoke with her earlier right before the broadcast bobbi, you say your sister knew that adam had killed jo ann bain and her daughter and knew where the bodies were buried? >> that's true. the investigators -- i called the investigators on saturday. because the statements she were making were concerning me because my sister is -- i don't know how to put this. she's a slow learner and she's very dependent and i just felt like the comment she was making were scary. so i called the sheriff's department and they stated that they were already aware of everything she was saying.
so it made no sense to me why it took so long to tell who the bodies were. >> what else did your sister tell you? >> the main thing she told me was just about the bodies, and she did say that adam had threatened to kill her and she was scared to death. >> if adam is guilty of these crimes do you have any idea why he'd do this? >> no, i don't. i have known adam for at least 25 years. and he's always been weird and unusual. he's just a different type of person altogether. the whole family is. but i never dreamed he would do something like this. >> adam used to date jo ann bain before he married your sister theresa and you say that theresa suspected the two were having an affair? >> yes, sir. she suspected that for quite a while. and there's actually question as to my sister has made numerous
statements as to the paternity of those children. >> so according to the arrest warrant, your sister admitted to helping drive joann and her three daughters to where the bodies were found. any idea why your sister would do that? >> her attorney called me today and my sister had already made the statement that adam had threatened to kill her as well. >> so you're saying that's why she was involved, because she feared for her own life? >> right. he -- yes. he is a very aggressive -- he has beat her several times. very aggressive person. >> i want to show our viewers a picture of your sister with the three daughters of jo ann bain. were the families close? >> yes. >> what else can you tell us about adam that -- i mean, authorities believe he still has the other two daughters. >> he likes to drink a lot.
he does a lot of drugs. he's just a loner. he's never had like a legitimate, steady job. he's never lived out on his own. he's always been with his mom and dad. just -- you know, he didn't finish school. he's not trustworthy. but like i said, i just never pictured this. >> what's in your gut? what do you think went on here? >> i think there's an affair of some type. i just don't know what. >> so you think he was having an affair with jo ann bain? >> yes. >> does it make any -- i mean, is there any explanation though why he would kill her or why he'd kill a daughter? >> no. i have no clue why anybody would kill a person. >> do you think adam is the father of the children? did your sister think that that adam was the father of the
children? >> my sister has stated that she felt he was, and he had made those statements to her, yes. >> so if adam or anyone that knows him or his whereabouts is watching this right now, what would you say to him? >> adam, do the right thing and just let the children go. this has gone on way too far. and we need to figure out what's going on and it's not fair to the children. >> well, i appreciate you coming forward. thank you for talking to us. >> thank you. i hope i could help. again, adam, if you're watching or anybody who knows where adam is, get those kids to safety. >> and the manhunt is underway. serious questions tonight about millions of dollars in donations to a clarity for disabled vets. learning the hard way that the money never made it to those in need, but what the vets got instead instead of the cash it is just baffling. is just baffling. we're keeping them honest next.m to our customers. [ male announcer ] red lobster's festival of shrimp starts now! for just $12.99, pair any two
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keeping them honest tonight. an update on a lot of charity with a lot of explaining today. we introduced you to americans who felt duped after they learned that the money they donated to help wounded veterans never made it there. they didn't use a penny of it to directly benefit the vets or cover the costs of much-needed services. this group passed along a baffling array of items leaving the vets unit to figure out how to use them at all. here is part two. >> reporter: over the past few
years thanks to the generosity of americans a charity called the disabled veterans national foundation has raised nearly $56 million, yet according to its own tax forms not one dime of that money has been used for direct services to military veterans. >> you're the one from cnn -- >> reporter: meet precilla wilkewitz, president of the veterans foundation. we found at a small vfw office in baton rouge. >> this is a veterans of foreign wars and we have agreed to talk to you and answer -- >> reporter: nobody has agreed. so here's the questions raised over three years and none of the money has gone to any veterans, ma'am. >> reporter: while wilkewitz is the national liaison for the veterans of foreign wars it's another group that she's president of that we wanted to discuss. cnn has been trying to get an interview.
since we began tracking the fund raising. we got angry phone calls and emails and now a slammed door. but no answers. and when you see just how this charity operates you'll understand why. >> we're paying down the start-up costs. >> reporter: wilkewitz likes to boast about the charitable gifts they give away. they do give away stuff. stuff actual veterans groups say they don't really need. it's called gifts in kind on tax forms. instead of giving away some of the $56 million in cash raised over the past three years, dvnf gives away stuff it got for free. in 2010, the group filed this tax form claiming it provided more than $838,000 in gifts in kinds to u.s. vets, a charity in arizona.
u.s. vets showed us what actually was sent. 20 pairs of men's football pants. more than 100 chefs coats. 125 chefs aprons. a needlepoint designed pillow case. two pages worth of stuff that the director told us we don't need. and take a look at what showed up at the st. benedict's veterans center in birmingham, alabama, where j.d. simpson takes homeless vets off the streets. simpson says the modest shipment included some useful items. 2,300 disaster blankets, good for a couple of days use. and some cleaning supplies. but it also included this. >> they sent us 2,600 bags of cough drops and 2,200 little bottles of sanitizer and 11,520 bags of coconut m&ms. didn't have a lot of use for 11,520 bags of m&ms.
>> here's what they posted on their website. >> we posted what they say they needed desperately. >> reporter: for the veterans who now need our help. >> great sound bite. >> reporter: did they ever ask you what you wanted? >> no. >> this is a lot of the stuff that came in on the last truck. the bandages, the lotion, hand sanitizer. >> reporter: it's unpacked. >> it's unpacked. >> reporter: because we -- >> we don't have no use for it. these shelves should be filled with this, not that. >> reporter: do you ask yourself where's the money? >> i ask myself that after i ask myself what the heck are these people doing stealing from our veterans? i don't care how you look at it. three people have sacrificed -- these people have sacrificed for our country and there are some
people out there that are raising money to abuse them and that makes me mad. >> reporter: executive director j.d. simpson became even more angry when these showed up. more than 700 pairs of surplus navy dress shoes. >> not a lot of use for these unless you can stand in a personnel inspection. >> reporter: this is part of the yard sale that they use to raise real funds for the things they really need. not shoes like these. here's -- precilla wilkewitz won't tell us why she sent vets shiny new shoes. >> hello. >> reporter: and dvnf won't tell us anything. but what they continue to tell you, the american public, is to keep sending in those donations. >> so drew, all the money seems to be going directly to the company raising the funds. is that their business model? simply raise money for
themselves? >> the direct mail company that actually gets the donations is called quadriga arts and on its website it says it raises funds for more than 500 charities and nonprofits. we got an e-mail that says the company -- it says it will not discuss any specific client relationships. we couldn't even get a phone call from the company or its lawyers. we did get angry calls from a p.r. guy they hired. in the end we couldn't get any interviews or any good answers. >> drew griffin, thanks. that's incredible. we invite precilla wilkewitz any day, any time, you have some questions to answer. we received this from the disabled veterans national foundation. over the past four years the disabled veterans national have changed the lives of thousands of veterans. we help prevent evictions and homelessness and we help those
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ooh, yes, time for the ridiculist. we're adding the alleged hot dog hooker. it went down on long island. 45-year-old kathleen casilla were engaged in the world's oldest profession, soliciting customers from her hot dog truck. i won't say she enjoys a handful of weiners. here's the way it worked, she would allegedly charge customers to put relish on her foot longs and then later, she would -- you can see where i'm going with that. today she was released from custody and she shouted i'm sexy and i know it to waiting reporters. according to our affiliate wabc, scalia pled guilty to prostitution but that's apparently what she doesn't think. >> i pled guilty to a stripper, not prostitution. prostitution is sex.
listen, showing you cleavage is indecent exposure. prostitution is sex. sexual acts. >> sister theresa, stripper. law enforcement officials allege she got caught in a sex for cash deal with an undercover police officer who visited the hot dog stand and later went to her home. so how did she find customers allegedly interested in more than a toasted bun you ask? well, apparently by handing out business cards and advertising stripping services. what else would you expect to find a at a hot dog stand? she said she's not a prostitution, and the whole thing is an overreaction. >> i gave them a little happiness and then he asked me for a [ bleep] i had 20 cop cars there with handcuffs on me. >> look, who knows. condoms, condiments, maybe there was a misunderstanding. according to wabc, scalia intends to resume business with her hot dog and lap dance business.
she said i'll be out there in a bikini top and g-string this summer. it will be hot dogs and blank. she uses a word i'm not going to repeat on a family program. all i can say is summer is fast approaching so if you find yourself at a hot dog stand on long island, take a good look around. in addition to business cards for a lap dance you might see a sign that says as seen on the ridiculist. thanks for watching. thursday, we hope you watch the google plus hangout. get more details and pose a question for all of us, isha and randi, jack gray. post your questions on the google plus page. breaking news. a long-time senator loses his challenge. we know more tonight about how the cia foiled an al qaeda plot to bring down an american-bound plane.